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Social Welfare Department clarifies insurance to recipients

October 4, 2018 12:50 am

The Social Welfare Department has clarified that all Fijians under the Social Welfare Scheme are included in the insurance premium paid by the government.

Director, Rupeni Fatiaki says some have questioned the Department following rumours that only social pension scheme recipients are covered in the insurance.

Fatiaki says the insurance include those under the social pension scheme, poverty benefit scheme, care and protection allowance, and those receiving the disability allowance.

“The first one is the funeral which is $1K. the 2nd one is life term which is $3K the 3rd one is fire, if your house is totally damage by fire, that’s $3K and the final is if there is an accident and if you have lost a limb that there will be 4th payment of $3K altogether its $10K that the premium government pays the insurance company.”

Fatiaki says the government made an agreement with the Fiji care Insurance Company to facilitate the programme.

A total of 72,376 social welfare recipients are covered in the insurance programme.